Deema K. Shehabi is poet, writer, and editor. She is the author of Thirteen Departures from the Moon, and is co-editor with Beau Beausoleil of Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here. Her work has appeared widely in various anthologies and literary journals. Her most recent publication is a collaboration with Marilyn Hacker titled Diaspo/Renga: a collaboration in alternating renga. Her work has been translated into Arabic, Farsi, and French.
How sullen we’ve become in the belly of the empire;